Food

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's squash, shallot and mushroom tart

Great ingredients are at the heart of everything Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall does at the River Cottage, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year.

Hugh joins us today to talk about his new book The River Cottage A to Z, his new BBC show Ingenious Animals - and he's in the kitchen cooking a delicious squash, shallot and mushroom tart.

Has the deep-fat fryer had its day? Not in our kitchen!

To fry or not to fry… that is the question. This week Mary Berry caused outrage when she declared war on our humble deep-fat fryer, saying the appliance has no place in the nation’s kitchens.

So should we be ditching the fryer for fresh fruit, or does it still have a place in our home? Phil Vickery puts five of the best fryers on the high street to the test and reveals his secret to the perfect chip - and when we say perfect, we mean PERFECT!